Today, a little more from Richard Williams’ 2008 notes in the CD insert, which we rejoin on Page 9, continuing the story of how Fotheringay 2 originally came to be:
“The basic tracks and guide vocals were laid down at Sound Techniques, ostensibly under the eye of Boyd, who was about to take up an offer to move to Los Angeles and produce films for Warner Bros, and the studio’s resident chief engineer, John Wood. At Sandy’s suggestion, “John the Gun” was decorated with a tenor saxophone solo by Sam Donahue, the celebrated post-war swing bandleader, who was paying a visit to his son Jerry from his home in Reno, Nevada. During a pre-Christmas party at the Witchseason office in Notting Hill, the team arranged to reconvene after the holiday to pick up the threads.”
Um. What could possibly go wrong? More next time, whenever.